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The Mythological Woman: Archetypes from Yesterday to Today – Lilith

Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce to you lady Lilith – the beautiful (and beautifully frightening) archetypal female-vamp who, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti splendidly versified in 1886, possesses the power to dominate man’s body and heart. Ah yes, and his life as well.

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Digital Immortality

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Can futurism, technology, and biology be used together to conquer physical death? The Holy Grail. Humanity’s oldest quest. Immortality. Is it possible? The question has been out there for as long as humans have been conscious and could conceptualize and dream of an afterlife. But perhaps this question — the one regarding the possibility of everlasting physical life — has finally been answered. Maybe there is a new question to ask: are we on the cusp of finally attaining it? Could it actually be possible, that in as little as a generation or two, humans will be living for as long as they want within a…

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Revisiting Soviet Counter-Culture through the Visionary Eyes of Viktor Tsoi
Victor Tsoi gives the bird to agent

Revisiting Soviet Counter-Culture through the Visionary Eyes of Viktor Tsoi

Here in the west few have heard of the enigmatic Russian rock singer Victor Tsoi and his band Kino. Like so many other rock musicians, he died young in a blaze of popularity. But in Eastern Europe, and especially in Russia, Tsoi is a legend whose songs have stood the test of time, hearkening as they

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Photo by Don Hunstein

The Classical Revolution of Glenn Gould

As hard as it is to believe, there are actual, real-life superheroes. Individuals whose talent surpasses anything most of us could ever dream of. These are humans with extraordinary, other-worldly abilities, who can do things, achieve feats that over time raise them to the level of myth or legend. Glenn Gould was one such individual.

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The Art of Appreciating the Moment: Erich Maria Remarque on Life, Love, and the Passage of Time

GENEVA, Sept. 25—Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author who attained world fame with his World War I novel “All Quiet on the Western Front,” died at noon today of a heart collapse at the Saint Agnese clinic at Locarno, Switzerland. He was 72 years old.

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Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl — Voices Worth Hearing

I don’t know what I should talk about—about death or about love? Or are they the same? Which one should I talk about? We were newlyweds. We still walked around holding hands, even if we were just going to the store. I would say to him, “I love you.” But I didn’t know then how much. I had no idea. . .[…] One night I heard a noise. I looked out the window. He saw me. “Close the window and go back to sleep. There’s a fire at the reactor. I’ll be back soon.”

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